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Montgomery County Historical Society to show “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” documentary film by Inga Filippo Monday, September 15th

September 14, 2014

Montgomery County Historical SocietyClarksville, TN – The new documentary film “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” will be highlighted at the next meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society on Monday, September 15th at the Beach Civic Hall in the Veterans Plaza complex on Pageant Lane.

The meeting will start at 7:00pm. Inga Filippo, who researched and wrote the film script, will introduce the screening.

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer who wrote under the pen name Dorothy Dix.

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer who wrote under the pen name Dorothy Dix.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for September 14th, 2014

September 14, 2014

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: New ‘Fun with Fido’ event series continues September 20th, Youth Basketball League registration, and Pre-Civil War event, “Sevier Days” .

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Fort Defiance to host “Sevier Days” pre-Civil War event

September 13, 2014

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, is excited to present “Sevier Days,” an 18th century, pre-Civil War event, Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

This event will focus on the historical frontier and colonial period of Clarksville and will feature reenactors, flintlock musket firing demonstrations, a flint knapper making Indian arrowheads, and an authentic blacksmith operation and frontier camp life.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum September 2014 Exhibits and Activities

September 2, 2014

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of August, the Museum will feature Serving Abroad: Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes, Paul Harmon: Inner Voices, The Outsiders: Folk Art from the Hicks & Vander Elst Collections, Technically Speaking, Leslie Sheils: Dizygotic, Women Painting Women, Even When: Recent Works by Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl, Martin Breedlove: Bold Moves, Art Walk Event: The Diary of Nannie Haskins Book Signing, and Art & Lunch: Gallery Talk with Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl.

Leslie Sheils Dizygotic Hound Right

Leslie Sheils Dizygotic Hound Right

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APSU professors publish Civil War diary about life in Clarksville

August 19, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a cold night in February 1862, the moans and whimpers of injured Confederate soldiers filled the streets of Clarksville.

Hospitals had been set up in local buildings to treat the wounded, following the Battle of Fort Donelson in nearby Dover, and whispered rumors claimed the Union army was heading for the city.

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is August 20th, 2014

August 17, 2014

Our 124th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Brandy Station: North America’s Largest Cavalry Battle”

Battle of Brandy Station

Battle of Brandy Station

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Clarksville Students Take Part in Junior National Young Leaders Conference

July 28, 2014

Middle School Scholars to Walk in the Footsteps of U.S. Leaders

EnvisionWashington, D.C. – Outstanding middle school students from across the United States took part in an extraordinary leadership development experience, the 2014 Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC): Foundations of Leadership I, an Envision program.

The program provides a historical view of leadership and encourages young scholars to develop their own leadership skills and strategies for success in the 21st century.

(L to R) Kurstan Buck and Lexi Koon.

(L to R) Kurstan Buck and Lexi Koon.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is July 16th, 2014

July 11, 2014

Our 124th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Canada and the Civil War” [Read more]

Friends of Fort Defiance’s March into the Past provides a look into yesteryear at the historic Civil War site

June 18, 2014

Friends of Fort DefianceClarksville, TN – The Friends of Fort Defiance held their annual March to the Past fundraiser at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center at the historic Civil War site in the New Providence area of Clarksville Tennessee on Saturday June 14th.

William Parker of the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation who serves as the historical interpreter for Fort Defiance and the director of the Visitor Center appreciates their actions on behalf of the site. “The Friends of Fort Defiance of been in existence for much longer than the visitor center has been here,” he said. “It’s probably been 20 years that they have been around and each year they hold their March into the Past fund-raising event.”

Porter's Battery fires one of their canons at the March to the Past event

Porter’s Battery fires one of their canons at the March to the Past event

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is June 18th, 2014

June 14, 2014

The 123rd meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “The Murder of Union General William “Bull” Nelson”

Union Civil War General William "Bull" Nelson.

Union Civil War General William “Bull” Nelson.

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